Employment & Labor

A worker’s wages, rights, and benefits depend on their classification as an employee or independent contractor. Unfortunately, there are times when employers misclassify workers, which can have a devastating toll on workers. If this happens, workers should know what rights they have and what they can do to remedy the situation. Taking action after misclassification Misclassification can sometimes occur when employers wish to avoid their obligations to employees because it can be more expensive to…
What happens when a worker is classified as a contractor, when really they are an employee? When it comes to creating a work relationship, parties will typically enter into an employment relationship by way of an employment agreement. This agreement will come with certain terms such as a schedule, fixed hours, fixed compensation, and other standard employment terms. In addition, employees working for provincially regulated employers will receive protection under the Employment Standards Act, 2000
The entire country has been abuzz about President Biden’s Plan for “Vaccinating the Unvaccinated.” The Plan would require private employers with 100 or more employees (“Covered Employers”) to ensure their workers are vaccinated from COVID-19 or tested weekly and to provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated.[1] To execute this Plan, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require Covered Employers to…
When: Thursday, September 23, 2021     10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Where: This is an Online Event (Zoom Link Will be Provided Upon Registration) What: Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate Speakers: Archer Partner Peter Frattarelli & Associate Ashley LeBrun Overview: On September 8, 2021, the Biden Administration announced sweeping new rules, imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, or weekly COVID testing, for many mid-size to large employers, as well as any company doing business with the federal government. Our experts will…

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